Litchfield, CT (June 18, 2021) – A car accident that occurred in Litchfield on Friday afternoon, June 18, left one man dead and another victim injured.
Authorities say that the victim, identified as 32-year-old Nicholas Donahue, of Thomaston, was driving northbound on Old Northfield Road in the Northfield section of Litchfield around 3:20 p.m. when the accident occurred. As he was driving, another car in a grass field attempted to enter the east side of Old Northfield, causing Donahue to lose control of his vehicle in an attempt to avoid a collision.
Police say that Donahue then crashed into the pavement and was ejected from his car. Paramedics were dispatched shortly after the incident occurred and attempted life-saving measures but pronounced Donahue deceased at the scene.
The other driver did not sustain serious injuries but was evaluated by EMS.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Nicholas Donahue. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Connecticut
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of hospitalizations throughout the entire state of Connecticut, and sadly, these motor vehicle accidents are responsible for an increasing number of fatalities annually. In fact, authorities say that hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured in car accidents due to the negligence of others throughout the state in only one year’s time. These accidents happen on our major highways every single day, with many of these accidents leading to injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that is not your fault, you have a variety of options. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
For these reasons and more, speaking with a Connecticut car accident attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make as you move forward. An attorney will be able to help you answer a variety of questions after an accident that is not your fault. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company in your claim? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a Connecticut personal injury attorney.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys are here to help you after you’ve been involved in an accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of your accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for more information on your available options.
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Disclaimer: Attorney Michael L. Chambers, Jr. has been in private practice for more than twenty years, and he and his team have taken pride in serving his community. The goal in writing these posts is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving and operating various motor vehicles in Connecticut in hopes that drivers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. None of the information provided in this post should be considered legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post is not representative of the actual accident scene.